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Looking for some tips!

Postby mindtakerr » Sat Feb 01, 2020 1:34 pm

I'm curious to know what kinds of tools you guys use to take notes. My house is always a trash heap thanks to 3 kids, so it's not possible for me to keep things in a physical notebook, etc.

I have mostly been using Google Keep, but I'm not sure if there's something better for getting down quick ideas.

EDIT: Also, being able to take quick notes on a phone app is very helpful too.

Help! :)
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Re: Looking for some tips!

Postby zircher » Sat Feb 01, 2020 1:51 pm

The golden rule is use what works for you. Your tools should not get in the way of your creativity.

For my writing, I sometimes use MS Word as work, but I save it in open document format and do the final edits and PDF builds with Libre Office at home or on my laptop. I used to use OneNote a lot, but over the last year, I've noticed a significant performance hit. I don't know if MS is throttling free users or they have managed to bloat it to the point where it impacts the speed on my old laptop. Actually, I've noticed a similar thing with Google Docs as well, I tend make a local copy and read/work from that rather than keep it in the cloud until I'm ready to 'save' and move to another location.

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Postby mindtakerr » Sat Feb 01, 2020 2:25 pm

I really like OneNote for the sake of organization, but since my work has Office365 accounts, I am not sure if I can separate these notebooks with my personal ones on my phone. I'm concerned that if I try to use a device that isn't a work device (like my personal Surface Pro), I might not be able to access those notes or vice-versa. Going to look into it.

Oh cool! The program can use both accounts simultaneously.

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Postby Ikoma » Sat Feb 01, 2020 3:51 pm

I’m a big OneNote proponent. But again, I use it at work so I have a high degree of pre-existing familiarity with it.
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Re: Looking for some tips!

Postby Wayne » Sat Feb 01, 2020 6:37 pm

OneNote for me including the online version on my phone. I haven't heard of Google keep before but Google has a lot of tools so that doesn't surprise me
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Postby mindtakerr » Sat Feb 01, 2020 6:58 pm

Wayne wrote:OneNote for me including the online version on my phone. I haven't heard of Google keep before but Google has a lot of tools so that doesn't surprise me

Totally understandable. I like Google Keep for quick notes, but I'm going to try OneNote for this larger project to see how it goes.

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Postby mindtakerr » Sat Feb 01, 2020 6:59 pm

Ikoma wrote:I’m a big OneNote proponent. But again, I use it at work so I have a high degree of pre-existing familiarity with it.

Do you just taking meeting notes, etc., with it, or do you use it for other stuff at work? Just curious.

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Postby Ikoma » Sat Feb 01, 2020 8:29 pm

All of employee manuals have been moved to OneNote at the office. And we do use them for storing project files. So all project emails and notes and that kind of thing. I use one to track software licensing conflicts so we can know when it might be worth buying an additional license of the software we use.
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Postby mindtakerr » Sat Feb 01, 2020 10:05 pm

Gotcha. I think OneNote is where I am going.

Now, I just need to figure out how my I want my game mechanics to work.

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Postby clintmemo » Sun Feb 02, 2020 3:12 pm

Just to chime in totally late:

I switched from Google Keep to One Note a coupe of years ago, (For some reason, I thought Keep was going away - guess I was wrong.) I have one account but I have separate notebooks for work and gaming material. They are my accounts not my companies.
I now never use it for work because I switched to using an actual bullet journal for that.
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